Facilities

Champlain is one of the few Cegeps with a fully-functional, multi-camera television studio for live production, equipped with three cameras, switcher, graphics, microphones and sound mixing board, lighting, teleprompters, and closed circuit communications.

Filming a talk show in the TV studio

Filming a talk show in the TV studio

HD, Digital 8, and Mini-DV video cameras, tripods, dollies, lights, and microphone boom kits may be borrowed by students to shoot their film assignments.

The control room - where all the sound and image mixing takes place

Our eight editing suites use Mac computers, with iMovie and Final Cut software.

Working on a film in one of our editing suites

Working on a film in one of our editing suites

Our visual arts studios are beautiful – spacious, warm, and naturally-lit, with specialized rooms uniquely designed for painting, sculpture, ceramic, and wood-working (using a professional array of machine tools). Our department technician, an experienced woodworker, is on hand five days a week to provide guidance and/or safety supervision where needed.

One of our natural light studios - primarily used for sculpture

One of our natural light studios – primarily used for sculpture

Our Creative Arts computer lab is equipped with 26 iMac computers, plus scanners, printers, and its own server. Computers are loaded with an array of visual design software including Photoshop and Maya.

Another natural light studio - the work shop -  tools, tools, tools

Another natural light studio – the work shop – tools, tools, tools

In Photography, we still maintain analogue facilities, including film processing and a fully-equipped darkroom with 20 enlargers. Students may shoot projects in a high-ceilinged studio, using backdrops and professional lighting equipment, and on either analogue or digital cameras.

A wet sink in our twenty enlarger B+W darkroom

A wet sink in our twenty enlarger B+W darkroom

The Wayne Remington Gallery is a versatile space to show student work of all kinds, including sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, and more.

Hanging the year-end exhibition in the Wayne Remington Gallery

Hanging the year-end exhibition in the Wayne Remington Gallery

Our 75-seat multi-purpose amphitheatre can show film, video, DVD, and Blu-Ray, as well as online screening, with a large format projection system and 5.1 Surround Sound.